Have you read a recent Supreme Court ruling that sounded like either of these?
There is no dissonance in these [legal] declarations. …These are not individual sayings, declarations of private persons: they are organic [legal, governmental] utterances; they speak the voice of the entire people. …These, and many other matters which might be noticed, add a volume of unofficial declarations to the mass of organic utterances that this is a Christian nation.
– Trinity v. U. S., 1892 (Unanimous decision declaring America a Christian nation). Significantly, the U. S. Supreme Court cited dozens of court rulings and legal documents as precedents to arrive at this ruling; but in 1962, when the Supreme Court struck down voluntary prayer in schools, it did so without using any such precedent.
Why may not the Bible, and especially the New Testament, without note or comment, be read and taught as a divine revelation in [schools] – its general precepts expounded, its evidences explained and its glorious principles of morality inculcated? …Where can the purest principles of morality be learned so clearly or so perfectly as from the New Testament?
– Vidal v. Girard’s Executors, 1844 (Unanimous decision commending and encouraging the use of the Bible in government-run schools)
Source of the quotes: Hobby Lobby full-page newspaper advertisement July 4, 2016